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Dynamic DNS Integration

If you are running the Windows 2000 versions of DHCP and DNS on your network, you can allow either your DHCP server or DHCP clients to create records on your DNS server. After the DHCP server returns the final DHCP Acknowledgment to the client that includes IP configuration options, either the client or the server (depending on the configuration options) contacts the DNS server and makes a DNS update request. This update request creates a host (A) resource record in the DNS database. The DHCP server then sends a DNS update request to the DNS server for the client's pointer (PTR) record, which allows reverse IP-to-name lookups.

Enabling Dynamic DNS Updates

As mentioned, the DHCP server can be used to update its client's address (A) and pointer (PTR) records. To set up dynamic DNS updates, follow these steps:


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